The first years
During the first few years of life, a child’s brain builds a foundation for learning that will affect how the child learns to communicate, read, and understand new ideas. But the brain doesn’t do this all on its own. It depends on input from parents and others in the form of focused, loving interactions and conversations.
That’s why Every Child Thrives, a collective impact effort in Wisconsin’s Dodge and Jefferson Counties, has created TalkReadPlay. TalkReadPlay is a community movement designed to strengthen families by promoting quality, positive interactions between parents/caregivers and their young children.